Budapest, 1936. When Hungary must decide whether it will be the next ally of Nazi Germany, crime reporter Zsigmond Gordon has other things on his mind. A cynic who thinks he has seen it all, a tip leads him to an unusual crime scene in a seedy part of the city. A beautiful, well-dressed young woman is dead, with only a Jewish prayer book in her purse. Investigating the mystery girl's murder, Gordon enters a world of pornographers, brothels and Communist cells leading to the highest echelons of power. He digs deeper and deeper, not knowing who to trust, or what ulterior motives are working against him and the truth.